Cartoons published by Charlie Hebdo, the satirical French magazine, are riffing off the heartbreaking image of Syrian toddler Alan Kurdi lying face down in the sand and it's provoking reaction online. Here's what's behind the controversy.
Imagine if Robert Crumb and Art Spiegelman were asked to draw a Disney comic. Well, that's how some people describe Cairo's cutting-edge alt-zine TokTok, a millennial triumph which is prospering despite Egypt's increasingly repressive politics.
Kanika Mishra had had it with the folksy 'common man' character so prevalent in Indian cartoons. She decided to create a 'common woman' and named her character Karnika Kahen which literally means 'Karnika speaks.' And speak she does, taking stands against sexual abuse and rape in India, and getting a lot of flak in the process.
The most famous image from the 1989 crackdown on Tiananmen Square is unknown to many Chinese. The Chinese government has kept the image of a lone man staring down a Chinese tank out of China, even as the image has spread across the world.